75 Emotional Goodbye Quotes For Friends

How do you say goodbye to a very special friend?

One of the most difficult experiences in life is saying goodbye to our beloved friends. It’s never easy to say goodbye to those who are dear to our hearts. Your heart will break just thinking about not being able to visit them as frequently as you used to. 

When it comes to writing a goodbye message to a friend who is leaving, our minds can be blank getting the right words to express how we feel. However, from our list of best emotional goodbye quotes for friends, you can be able to draft a goodbye letter to your best friend who is moving away.

75 emotional goodbye quotes for friends 

Below, we have collected some of the most emotional goodbye quotes for friends. Let your friend know how much you value their friendship and how much you will miss them if they move away.

  1. “Goodbyes are not forever, are not the end; it simply means I’ll miss you until we meet again.” -Unknown
  1. “Don’t be dismayed at goodbyes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends.” -Richard Bach
  1. “No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other’s worth.” -Robert Southey
  1. “Goodbye is just a greeting to someone whom you want to meet again.” ―Unknown
  1. Life is a journey, not a destination.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
  1. Farewell! God knows when we shall meet again.” -William Shakespeare
  1. Saying goodbye doesn’t mean anything. It’s the time we spent together that matters, not how we left it.” -Trey Parker
  1. “My dreams have become the promising place for me to be because we are often together”
  1. So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good.” -Helen Keller
  1. “Strange, isn’t it? Each man’s life touches so many other lives. When he isn’t around, he leaves an awful hole, doesn’t he?” -Clarence The Angel
  1. “The two hardest things to say in life are hello for the first time and goodbye for the last.” -Moira Rogers
  1. “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” ―A.A. Milne
  1. “I detest the feeling when you have to say goodbye to the person you like to spend every moment with.” 
  1. “The reason it hurts so much to separate is that our souls are connected.” -Nicholas Sparks.
  1. “Never say goodbye because goodbye means going away and going away means forgetting.” -J.M. Barrie
  1. “I wish we spent more time having fun and talking about what doesn’t matter. Now you’re leaving and I’m full of regrets. 
  1. “We laughed until we had to cry, we loved right down to our last goodbye, and we were the best.” -St. Elmos Fire
  1. “There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart.” -Mahatma Gandhi
  1. Remember me and smile, for it’s better to forget than to remember me and cry.” – Dr. Suess
  1. “Because at some point you have to realize that some people can stay in your heart but not in your life and this is my way of keeping you in my heart.” -Sandy Lynn
  1. “It’s time to say goodbye, but I think goodbyes are sad and I’d much rather say hello. Hello to a new adventure.” – Ernie Harwell
  1. “Before you leave me again, tell me, so I can let you know if I’m ready to watch you go…” -Donna M. Zadunajsky
  1. “I wish I had just met you and I won’t be saying goodbye now” 
  1. “I don’t want to say goodbye to any of you people.” – Christa McAuliffe
  1. “Goodbye is the difficult thing to say to someone who means the world to you, especially when you don’t want to say goodbye.” -Unknown
  1. The story of life is quicker than the blink of an eye, the story of love is hello, goodbye.” – Jimi Hendrix
  1. “I don’t know what’s the most heart-wrenching thing to say to someone you love, I miss you or goodbyes?” 
  1. “The times when you realize they will truly leave, but you wish time could get slower for that moment” 
  1. “I can’t remember all the times I told myself to hold on to these moments as they pass.” –Counting Crows
  1. “I don’t wish for my best people in life to leave. I wish we never have to part ways.”
  1. “Goodbye always makes my throat hurt.” – Charlie Brown
  1. “Our memories of yesterday will last a lifetime. We’ll take the best, forget the rest, and someday will find that these are the best of times.” – Styx
  1. “Today has to go down in history as one of those bad days of my life. I will have to say goodbye, but my heart will never let my mouth say it.” 
  1. “Do you wish goodbyes never exist? And people just stay together forever till the end of time?”
  1. “You have been my friend. That in itself is a great thing.” – E.B. White
  1. “Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for a while, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never, ever the same.” – Flavia Weedn
  1. “Is it just me or do I feel the universe has mistaken you for someone else because we were supposed to be together forever” 

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  1. “You and I will meet again when we’re least expecting it. One day in some far-off place, I will recognize your face, I won’t say goodbye my friend, For you and I will meet again.” – Tom Petty
  1. “Let me kiss off that falling tear. We only part to meet again.” – John Gay
  1. “Promise me you’ll never forget me because if I thought you would, I’d never leave.” – A.A. Milne
  1. “Why can’t we get all the people together in the world that we really like and then stay together? I guess that wouldn’t work. Someone would leave. Someone always leaves. Then we would have to say goodbye. I hate goodbyes. I know what I need. I need more hellos.” – Charles M. Schulz
  1. “All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us, is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another.” – Anatole France
  1. “There was something unfinished about not saying farewell, like a door left open in the chill night.” – Julie C. Dao
  1. “I will hold on tight to the memories of us, even as you go so far away” 
  1. “I’ll never see them again. I know that. And they know that. And knowing this, we say farewell.” – Haruki Murakami
  1. “For me, the times I always regret are missed opportunities to say farewell to good people, to wish them a long life and say to them in all sincerity.” – Kevin Hearne
  1. “Farewell, dearest friend, never to see one another any more till at the right hand of Christ.” – Donald Cargill
  1. “I wish you wake up and decide not to leave anymore” 
  1. “What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from.”- T.S. Eliot
  1. We’ll meet again, Don’t know where, don’t know when, But I know we’ll meet again, some sunny day.”- Vera Lynn
  1. “Only in the agony of parting do we look into the depths of love.”-George Eliot
  1. “Our friendship has taken me on a magical journey that will never come to an end. Even though you are going away, we will never stop being friends. Goodbye.” – Unknown 
  1. “Goodbyes make you think. They make you realize what you’ve had, what you’ve lost, and what you’ve taken for granted.”–Ritu Ghatourey
  1. “Though miles may lie between us, We are never far apart, For friendship doesn’t count miles, It’s measured by the heart.”–Unknown
  1. “Painful though parting be, I bow to you as I see you off to distant clouds.” –Emperor Saga
  1. “I’ve learned that goodbyes will always hurt, pictures will never replace having been there, memories good and bad will bring tears, and words can never replace feelings.” –Unknown
  1. “To die and part is less evil; but to part and live, there, there is torment.” –George Lansdowne
  1. “We started with a simple hello but ended with a complicated goodbye.”–Unknown
  1.  “Goodbye always makes my throat hurt.” –Charles M. Schulz
  1. “If I had control over fate, I will let you be stuck here with me forever” 
  1. “History never really says goodbye. History says, ‘See you later. ” – Eduardo Galeano
  1. “So long, see you around, but never a final goodbye.” – Fred Flagler
  1. “Do we meet again because I can’t imagine a life where you live miles away from me” 
  1. “It’s sad, but sometimes moving on with the rest of your life, starts with goodbye.” – Carrie Underwood
  1. “Yesterday brought the beginning, tomorrow brings the end, though somewhere in the middle we became the best of friends.” – Unknown 
  1. “Moving on is a simple thing, what it leaves behind is hard.” – Dave Mustaine
  1. “Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes.” – Henry David Thoreau
  1. “I guess that’s part of growing up, too—saying good-bye to the things you used to love.” – Jenny Han
  1. “There’s good in goodbye, I just rush I don’t have to say the bye” 
  1. “For every goodbye, God also provides a hello.” – Donna Gable Hatch.
  1. “We leave something of ourselves behind when we leave a place, we stay there, even though we go away. And there are things in us that we can find again only by going back there.” – Pascal Mercie
  1. “I will force myself to say the word goodbye, but my heart will never mean it. Goodbye.” –Unknown
  1. “We all take different paths in life, but no matter where we go, we take a little of each other everywhere.” – Tim McGraw
  1. Wishing we could grasp time and make it work on our own time, Now it has cut us off” 
  1. “Saying goodbye is the hardest solution to any problem. But sometimes it’s the only choice we have” – Anurag Prakash Ray


Above, are some suggestions about how to say goodbye to your friends using some famous quotes from authors and famous personalities. 

Send one of these emotional quotes to your friends in trying circumstances when they are getting ready to depart for a long period. Eventually, you will have to let them know how you feel, this article will help you with the words when you find it hard to express yourself.